Animal companion victims in Japan
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Once again, make a plan.
World Vets is doing rescue as service people and others are forced to leave their pets behind. Can you help?
There are several humane societies that are seeking funds to help those animals in need. Humane Society International and the Humane Society of the United States are deploying staff to Japan as well as connecting with Japanese partner organizations to determine how they can best give emergency support and veterinary attention.
World Vets is working with its volunteers, US Army veterinary associates in Japan, and Japanese animal-based charities to gather supplies as first-responder teams prepare to provide aid to injured animals.
The World Society for the Protection of Animals is sending members from its Asia office to Japan.
American Humane Association assists animal victims of disaster, and you can text “Protect” to 85944 to give a $10 donation.
Local Japanese Organizations
Three local animal-rescue organizations (Japan Cat Network, Animal Garden Niigata, and Heart-Tokushima) have banded together to form Japanese Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support to assist with animals that need to be rescued.
The newly formed coalition promises to use all donated money and resources for the sole purpose of rescue, care, and support of the cats and dogs in crisis.
A local rescue group, Animal Refuge Kansai, is accepting as many animals as possible to care for. Any donations given to them will be used strictly for the homeless animals they take in.
For more local rescue groups, click here. Some rescue groups only accept donations in Japanese yen. Here is a conversion calculator.
For up-to-the-minute updates on all of these organizations and their progress in Japan, connect with these nonprofits via their Facebook pages.
The following organizations are on Facebook:
Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support, Search Dog Foundation, World Vets, and Heart-Tokushima.